I have some unused printed textile samples from my night class. I was inspired by the geometric shapes and optical illusion illustrations I found at Camera Obscura in Edinburgh. All pieces were made by hand. For some I hand cut paper stencils with a blade and others I painted a design directly on the screen using a screen filler liquid.
I love creating prints by hand because you just don’t get the same authenticity with digital prints. Every smudge and mistake gives the print an identity and personality. The blue smudges on the hand drawn prints are one of my favourite details. Sometimes a design calls for perfection, but I enjoy these pieces because they are imperfect and it means they are recognised as not being mass produced.